Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy

The Aichi Steel Report 2017 was prepared to assist understanding among our many stakeholders of the approaches taken by Aichi Steel and the Aichi Steel Group in fiscal 2016, ended March 31, 2017. Besides describing these approaches with specific examples, it sets forth as much as possible the causes and future initiatives concerning items for which targets have not yet been met.

This fiscal year, we have carefully examined our report based on the CSR materiality we identified last fiscal year, and have created content that more fully meets the needs of every stakeholder. As this year’s Special Feature, we have included a report on the workstyle reform we are driving within the company and the new administration building we have just completed (pp. 11-14 of this report).

As before, this report was prepared using a Universal Design*1 (UD) font,*2 and use of color, volume of text, text size and other factors were also taken into consideration to create a more easily readable report.

*1 Design that enables all persons, regardless of age, gender, or disability, to make use of products, services, housing, or facilities, both conveniently and comfortably.

*2 A typeface design based on the concept of universal design.


This Report is mainly intended for our customers, suppliers, other business partners, shareholders and investors, affiliated companies and our employees.

Report Period and Scope

The Report covers activities conducted by the Aichi Steel Group during fiscal 2016 (April 2016 to March 2017). However, some activities conducted before or after fiscal 2016 are also explained where necessary.

Reporting Media

Our reporting via print and the web takes advantages of the characteristics of each medium. The print version narrows down the content to those items of significant importance and those of greatest interest to the public, presented in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format. The web version offers a more complete overview of our CSR initiatives.

Reference Guidelines

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) "Sustainability Reporting Guidelines" (versions 4)
ISO 26000 (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Important note about forecasts
The financial results forecasts in this report are based on judgments and assumptions from currently available information. Actual business results may differ greatly from targets, in light of their inherent uncertainty and the potential of revision due to future business operation or changes to information inside or outside the company.